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2022 Gauley Fest is Here!

Posted: 09/14/2022
By: Bethany Overfield

Gauley Fest is rapidly approaching! Gather with hundreds of your favorite friends in Summersville, WV from September 15th through the 18th. This is our biggest outreach event of the year and it takes a village to pull it off. We’re currently in need of volunteers, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Get a free t-shirt for helping us out and good river karma for the rest of the year! To volunteer please check-in at festival headquarters (first cabin) by the main entrance gate to get your assignment. 

There will be loads of vendors showcasing the latest in paddlesport gear/equipment and selling their wares.

All proceeds from the festival support American Whitewater's river conservation and access work throughout the nation. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.

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